These glittered pine cones are an inexpensive and beautiful way to decorate for the holidays. In only a few steps, you can add a little sparkle to your home.
- Pine Cones
- Extra Fine Glitter (multiple colors)
Place several pine cones on a cookie sheet, and bake for 40 minutes in a 200° F oven. This will kill any insects on the pine cones. Let the pine cones cool for about 30 minutes.
Cover your work space with newspaper or with anything that can catch the falling glitter. Although glitter is pretty, it is also very messy!
Coat each pine cone with glue. I used tacky glue, but any clear drying glue will do.
Lay the pine cones on paper plates and sprinkle glitter over the cones. Turn the plate as you sprinkle to make sure the pine cones are evenly covered with glitter.
Let the pine cones dry for 3-4 hours.
Now the pine cones are ready to display for the holidays!
I absolutely love decorating and doing DIY projects. Some days I have so many ideas that I just do not have the time to complete them all. Then, there are times when my mind is drawing a blank, and I have no idea what projects to work on. When I need new ideas and inspiration, I either visit craft stores or I visit craft websites to find tutorials for new projects. This blog post is all about DIY projects that are inspiring me and are on my wish list to complete in the future.
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Monogram Porch Sign
Photo Frame Accent Table
Shabby Chic Seat
Chalk Framed Clock
DIY Beverage Carts
Photo Frame Wreath
I enjoy making wreaths and thinking of different ways to decorate my door. I decided to make a felt wreath because I had a bunch of felt sheets left over from an earlier project. I am beginning to decorate my house for the holidays, and I feel that this wreath will be an excellent way to make my door look festive and beautiful.
I used the following supplies:
- 12 in. foam wreath
- Straight pins
- Felt sheets
- Pearl beads
I started off by cutting the felt into petal shapes.
Next, I folded the felt petals into circular shapes and pinned them around the wreath.
Finally, I tied a strand of pearl beads around the top of the wreath so I could hang it from my door.
Here is the finished wreath:
I love doing Halloween crafts, so I bought this $1 mat to decorate for my front door. This project is inexpensive and very easy to complete.
I painted the mat using sponge brushes, acrylic paint, and stencils.
After I was done painting the letters and shapes, I let the mat sit overnight to make sure the paint was completely dry.
Here is the finished product: